SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — The Sweep is the newest addition to X-Fusion’s 34-millimeter-stanchion line of forks. Joining the Slant (26-inch) and the Trace (29er), the Sweep is a dedicated 27.5-inch-wheel fork.
Industry opinion is split over whether 1x11 drivetrains like SRAM’s off-road system have wider application beyond mountain biking.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — VeloPress' latest title is "My Time" by 2012 Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky.
APTOS, CA (BRAIN) — There may be a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel for retailers frustrated with creaky, plastic-y, non-serviceable OEM bottom brackets in $8,000 bikes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — 3T is issuing a voluntary recall of all Aura Pro custom edition aero bars. The bars were fitted as original equipment on certain Cervélo 2013 model-year bikes, including the P3 spec’d with Shimano Ultegra and the P5 Three spec’d with SRAM Red.
Stocking parts and tools to service multiple bottom bracket, axle and fork sizes is a retail headache.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nikwax's Basefresh is a detergent/conditioner for synethetic activewear. It deodorizes, inhibits the build-up of body odors, accelerates drying and improves the cooloing efficiency of base layers.
Power training gets simpler and more affordable. Will dealers capture new business?
SAN VENDEMIANO, Italy (BRAIN) — De Marchi is introducing a line of historical jersey reproductions from cycling's golden age.
ROLLINSFORD, NH (BRAIN) — If you are a rider heavily invested in ceramic bearings in your hubs, bottom bracket and jockey wheels and are obsessive about chain cleanliness, dynamo hubs are not even on your radar.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles launched its Firebird 27.5 at the Sea Otter Classic. The new model is a larger-wheeled version of the popular Firebird long-travel bike.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Enve introduced its first 650b downhill racing rim at the Sea Otter Classic last week. The new rim will start shipping in June separately or as part of wheelsets using DT Swiss or Chris King hubs.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Trigger Point Performance has added to its line of personal foam rollers with the launch of the GRID Mini. The roller is 5 inches tall by 5.5 inches in diameter, with the same 3-dimensional surface as the full size original GRID roller.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Shimano's top line XTR mountain bike group is getting updated, lighter disc brake components, a lighter bottom bracket, a more durable chain and a super light carbon tubular 29er wheelset.
COLUMBUS, OH (BRAIN) — DUO Brand is now offering an 18-inch version of its SVS BMX street/park tire. The tire is available in 18 x 2.1-inch size in black or white sidewalls.
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN) — Oakley is introducing a new downhill mountain biking goggle that will be used by world Downhill champion Greg Minnaar at the Sea Otter Classic this week.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is introducing a new version of its R.I.P. 9 frame using an "air-formed" aluminum frame that brings its weight down to nearly the same as the company's comparable carbon fiber bike.
TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — Cervélo announced a new bike model on Tuesday, a time trial and triathlon bike that is more affordable than its top-of-the-line P5. The new P3 will retail for $5,400 built up with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 parts.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Fizik is now offering its Versus line of saddles with braided-carbon rails, which the company says are more comfortable than other carbon rails, while being just as light.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM on Monday went public with its long-rumored 11-speed road groups and hydraulic disc and rim brake options for the road.